Aikido Shihan Kenji Tomiki’s Goshinjutsu

Kenji Tomiki with Morihei Ueshiba in 1926

Around 1926 – the year Kenji Tomiki started Aikido Morihei Ueshiba next to Admiral Isamu Takeshita, Center rear: the son of Gonnohyoe Yamamoto* Lt. Colonel Kiyoshi Yamamoto Kenji Tomiki standing next to Kiyoshi Yamamoto Right: nephew of Gonnohyoe Yamamoto* Vice Admiral Eisuke Yamamoto *Admiral Gonnohyoe Yamamoto was the 16th and 22nd Prime Minister of Japan Kenji Tomiki … Continue reading Aikido Shihan Kenji Tomiki’s Goshinjutsu »

Kenji Tomiki: Judo Taiso – a method of training Aiki no Jutsu through Judo principles

Judo Taiso, by Kenji Tomiki Sensei

“Secret Teachings of Budo (Poems)” – from “Budo Renshu”, 1933 also see “Three Doka and the Aiki O-Kami“ The first known book published by Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba (“Moritaka Ueshiba” at the time of publishing) was the 1933 training manual “Budo Renshu”  (published in English under the name “Budo Training in Aikido“). This manual was initially … Continue reading Kenji Tomiki: Judo Taiso – a method of training Aiki no Jutsu through Judo principles »

Aikido Maki-no-Ichi – O-Sensei’s First Book on Aikido

The cover of Aikido Maki-no-Ichi, 1954

The cover of “Aikido Maki-no-Ichi” (1954) and the first page of the technical explanations This page is identical to the first page of “Budo Renshu” (1933) The 1933 training manual “Budo Renshu”  (published in English under the name “Budo Training in Aikido“) was initially given to the students of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba as a … Continue reading Aikido Maki-no-Ichi – O-Sensei’s First Book on Aikido »

Three Doka and the Aiki O-Kami

The Secret Teachings of Budo

“The Secret Teachings of Budo (Poems)” – From “Budo Renshu” – 1933 The 1933 training manual “Budo Renshu”  (published in English under the name “Budo Training in Aikido“) was initially given to the students of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba as a kind of a teaching license. It was filled with illustrations depicting techniques (such as the … Continue reading Three Doka and the Aiki O-Kami »

Aikido Shihan Hiroshi Tada – Speaking of The Founder

Hiroshi Tada in 2014

Hiroshi Tada Sensei in 2014 Aikikai 9th Dan Hiroshi Tada (多田宏) is one of the most influential instructors to come out of the post-war Tokyo Hombu dojo. Born in Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan December 13th 1929, he began training at Aikikai Hombu Dojo on March 4th 1950. Tada Sensei has appeared on the Aikido Sangenkai blog, both … Continue reading Aikido Shihan Hiroshi Tada – Speaking of The Founder »